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Description

The "cousin" of Sega's RPG Phantasy Star II, Sword of Vermilion is a role-playing game with action combat in a medieval-fantasy setting.

A third-person, top-down perspective is used to move around towns. A first-person view is used for overland travel outside of towns. A third-person side view perspective (a la Double Dragon or Final Fight) is used for the combat sequences.

The player is cast in the role of an ordinary young man who discovers that he is really a prince, and the son of the deceased good King Erik. He is charged with traveling around the land of Excalabria to collect the eight magic Rings of Good, defeating a number of boss enemies on the way to confronting the evil King Tsarkon.

Screenshots

Sword of Vermilion Genesis Traveling (1st person perspective)
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Oh... good to know
Sword of Vermilion Windows A dying scene
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Cemetery

Alternate Titles

  • "Vermilion" -- Japanese title
  • "ヴァーミリオン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

"There Can Be Only One!" Genesis MasterMegid (897)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Feb 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 03, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
1UP! Genesis Feb 19, 2014 57 out of 100 57
Legendra Genesis 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 24, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Wii Mar 13, 2007 4.2 out of 10 42

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